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Hi

 

I'm filling in for Matt here.

 

You will notice posts discussing the withdrawal and subsequent protest by Lawless have been deleted. This is at the request of the organisers. The reason they asked was that the protest will not be heard for up to three weeks as principals and protest committee are sailing around some island, and they didn't want the discussion to escalate in the interim.

 

When they are back and the protest is heard we will have the result and discussion will be reopened. In the meantime please respect their request to leave the topic alone till the facts can be looked at and assessed.

 

Now back to my other persona.

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Have to admit I've been underwhelmed by the yellow brick trackers. The hourly updates are too coarse to give you a sense of what's going on in the race (which is the whole point of having trackers in the first place). It's a pity because it looked like a really close and exciting first leg.

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Have to admit I've been underwhelmed by the yellow brick trackers. The hourly updates are too coarse to give you a sense of what's going on in the race (which is the whole point of having trackers in the first place). It's a pity because it looked like a really close and exciting first leg.

 

Ok then, let's just go back to the twice daily updates like the last RNI

 

Let's face it, people won't be happy until they see the boat moving across their computer screens.

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Have to admit I've been underwhelmed by the yellow brick trackers. The hourly updates are too coarse to give you a sense of what's going on in the race (which is the whole point of having trackers in the first place). It's a pity because it looked like a really close and exciting first leg.

 

Ok then, let's just go back to the twice daily updates like the last RNI

 

Let's face it, people won't be happy until they see the boat moving across their computer screens.

 

Way to take a little criticism there Zen .... Straight to heart and into spit the dummy mode.

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Have to admit I've been underwhelmed by the yellow brick trackers. The hourly updates are too coarse to give you a sense of what's going on in the race (which is the whole point of having trackers in the first place). It's a pity because it looked like a really close and exciting first leg.

totally agree.

 

if a GPS updates every second then the tracker should do 60 second updates easily.

 

longer update periods give better averages but hourly is naff.

 

Sydney to Hobart tracker is awesome. updates well and give good "live' info.

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Surely it's about balancing power use. Some of these boats are quite limited and the more data sent the drain goes up markedly.

 

Besides if I had the time to watch one second updates I'd be thinking about doing the race :-)

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Have to admit I've been underwhelmed by the yellow brick trackers. The hourly updates are too coarse to give you a sense of what's going on in the race (which is the whole point of having trackers in the first place). It's a pity because it looked like a really close and exciting first leg.

 

Ok then, let's just go back to the twice daily updates like the last RNI

 

Let's face it, people won't be happy until they see the boat moving across their computer screens.

 

Way to take a little criticism there Zen .... Straight to heart and into spit the dummy mode.

 

That's a funny reaction. It's a fact, we'll always expect a little better every time.

The reason we're updating only once per hour is to preserve the batteries which are charged by a USB cable. If we think the batteries will take it in the second half of the race we'll crank them up. Might even get to constant updating on the last part of the race.

To pay full price for the trackers would double the entry fee so we're not sure what to do for 2017. Hopefully the technology will advance to a cheaper alternative.

Briefing on in ten then we're off.

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